The first regular CTE certificate issued to CTE teachers in Washington is the Initial CTE Teacher Certificate. An applicant must document the following:
Preparation and Experience (College/University Route)
Preparation and Experience (Business & Industry Route)
- Have completed a Washington Professional Standards Board-
approved program for the business and industry route, and
- Document 3 years (6,000 hours) of paid occupational experience in the specific CTE
subcategory/specialty area for which certification is sought. One year (2,000 hours) must be within the past 6 years. If any of the 2,000 hours is more than 6 years old, 300 hours of the experience must be within the past 2 years. Verification can be letters from past employers (indicating how long you worked for them); pay stubs; w2's; and paid teaching experience verified by the district.
You may use your CTE National Board certificate to advance to the Continuing CTE certificate. More information on the application.
With a CTE National Board certifate you cannot add any endorsement.